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Public Invited to Parent Partnership Committee Meetings!

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Public Invited to Parent Partnership Committee Meetings!
Posted on 10/03/2016
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The meeting schedule of the Parent Partnership Policy Ad Hoc Committee has been set.  The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ocean Avenue Elementary School. Additional meetings are set for the following dates, and will be held at Central Office.

Oct. 12, 8 a.m.

Oct. 19, 8 a.m.

Oct. 26, 8 a.m.

Nov. 2, 8 a.m.

Nov. 9, 8 a.m.

Nov. 16, 8 a.m.

Committee membership is limited to those already appointed, but meetings are public and participation is welcome. Meeting materials can be found on the district website by clicking HERE.

Anyone unable to attend these meetings but who would still like to provide feedback, contact the chair of the committee: Angela Atkinson Duina, Title I School Improvement Coordinator (atkina@portlandschools.org).

The Portland Board of Public Education created the Parent Partnership Policy Ad Hoc Committee on Aug. 16 to assist in enhancing the district’s engagement with families. The school board has charged the new committee with reviewing and revising the district’s current Parent Involvement Policy and recommending a new Parent Partnership Policy to the board by Nov. 30, 2016.

The new committee also is directed to prioritize integrating elements of the Parent & Family Engagement Manifesto into the revised policy. The manifesto, developed by Portland Empowered and endorsed by the school board, is a document that outlines how the Portland Public Schools can better engage with parents and families. Portland Empowered is a project of the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service that works as a community partner, championing parent voice to improve educational outcomes for students.